Coronavirus surge squeezes Newsom with California recall approaching

“Public health is really between a rock and a hard place right now, and I don’t envy anyone who has to call the shots,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist [and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] at the University of California, Irvine. … Public health experts agree that the governor is right to focus on vaccinations, and that the state can’t mask its way out of the pandemic. “The original sin is our low vaccination rate, and we need to do better,” Noymer said. “That’s how we’re going to get out of this.”